Mental Health

Depression

“Unfriended” on Facebook Matters More Than You Think

On social media, negative experiences have greater emotional impact than positive experiences…and increase risk for depression.

Mental Health

Is Your Mental-Health App Helping or Hurting?

Mental health apps are increasingly popular. But they may encourage healthy people to think they have a mental condition. How to protect yourself.

Mental Health

Natural Help for Bipolar Disorder Treatment

For help smoothing out the ups and down of bipolar disorder, this dietary supplement could be the answer.

Mental Health

Would You Be Able to Spot a Mental Illness in a Loved One?

Here are the signs of depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and prescription drug abuse and what to do if you see them.

Depression

Pleasurable Drug-Free Home Treatment for Depression!

Long, hot baths could be a way to reset out-of-sync body rhythms which are thought to be a factor in depression.

Depression

A Blood Test for Depression?

Low levels of the amino acid metabolite acetyl-L-carnitine in blood might be a marker for depression, according to new research. Learn more…

Mental Health

Has Your Video Gaming Turned into an Addiction?

Video gaming can take over your life as powerfully as gambling or substance abuse. Here are the warning signs.

Stress

If You Wake Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed, Your Brain Will Work Worse All Day

When you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, it literally changes the way your brain processes information and leads to mistakes. How to avoid the trap.

Mental Health

To Get More Done, Indulge in Simple Pleasures

Too stressed to take time out to give yourself a treat? Why doing what you think is “bad” can actually be good for you and help you get more done.

Depression

Saffron Relieves Depression

The golden-yellow spice prized in culinary circles is as effective against depression as prescription drugs. Here's how to use it.

Anxiety

Fear of Heights? An Avatar Can Help

Virtual reality works better than exposure therapy for fear of heights. It also works for PTSD, anxiety disorders and more.

Mental Health

If You Have an Eating Disorder Relapse, Here’s What to Do

Taking these steps can help you quickly regain control over your eating and your health.

Depression

Why High-Altitude Living May Make You Feel Low

Americans living at higher altitudes are at higher risk for depression and suicide.

Stress

Deadly Work Stress: The Health Conditions That Put You at Greatest Risk

Work stress could be as dangerous for your health as smoking cigarettes. Why men are at the highest risk and how to escape the danger zone.

Mental Health

A Common Depression Treatment May Be a Disaster If You’re Left-Handed

Standard treatment for hard-to-control depression and anxiety may work only in right-handed people...and could worsen the conditions in the left-handed.